I know 2 rants in one day is a bit much but I am curious to learn what happened to this promising application. We told you that it was released back in May. We then followed up with instructions on how to integrate it into a mobile website. Now we are almost 2 months later and still I have yet to hear of a shopping website that supports the application. Even for something as simple as buying ringtones or wallpapers.
The Wallet application promised to simplify the online shopping experience from your BlackBerry. I have yet to hear of one company or website that supports this application! I tried speaking to a few and most are not even interested in it. I know some of you are going to say it is a bit too early to rant since it takes quite awhile for websites to adopt a standard. On the other hand RIM should be offering to promote a list of all websites that support the standard.
The problem is that it seems like RIM is not even bothering to promote the Wallet application standard. They have not even implemented it on their own www.shopblackberry.com website which by the way does not even have a mobile version. Also if they were really serious about the applications adoption they would have included it with all of the new devices that were just released with OS 4.5! All we have is a simple description on their website with a few paragraphs of text. YAY!
So what happened RIM? Was the Wallet just an afterthought? Is this just another Microsoft Wallet/Passport?
Let me know if you heard anything!